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8087 TIE Defender is a LEGO Star Wars Expanded Universe set, and was a part of the first 2010 wave. The set contains 304 pieces, and includes one Stormtrooper and one TIE Pilot minifigure with a redesigned helmet.
The set features a rotatable cockpit and the characteristic three-winged design of the TIE Defender. It also has six flick-fire missiles (two mounted on each wing). The minifigures included are a Stormtrooper with a blaster pistol, and a TIE Pilot with a newly redesigned helmet.
The TIE/D Defender was a shield and hyperdrive equipped TIE series starfighter and was armed with 4 laser cannons, 2 ion cannons and 2 warhead launchers. This starfighter was utilized in the Empire's campaign against former Grand Admiral Zaarin, and was later used by the Imperial Remnant after the death of Palpatine, also being utilized in the Yuzzhan Vong War. This history would later be reclassified as Star Wars Legends, though the Defender would reappear in canon in Star Wars Rebels.
- This is the only Expanded Universe set released in 2010.
- Even though this set is from the Expanded Universe, Death Star II can be seen in the background of the box.
- The actual ship has made appearances in canon content such as Star Wars: Rebels
- ↑ This set could be found at Toys-R-Us stores in the US beginning in December, one month before the official world-wide release date.